Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is almost here and a lot of you are planning your trip to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that I get asked at this … Continue reading

Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator) recommends 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore as “top Brunello” (94 points)
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Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator) recommends 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore as “top Brunello” (94 points)

Bruce Sanderson includes Fattoria dei Barbi among his “recommended Brunellos di Montalcino,” calling it one of the “top wines” from the 2012 vintage. Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2012 94 points Exhibiting a fine blend of fruity and savory characteristics, this red evokes wild strawberry, cherry, juniper, leather, and iron … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day!
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Happy Mother’s Day!

In Italian you say, di mamma, ce n’è una sola. Literally, it means, “there’s just one mother.” But it is understood to mean, “everyone has just one mother.” In other words, be thankful for that one loving and lovely mother who brought you into this world. Winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s mother Francesca (above) was recently … Continue reading